How to Plant and Grow Mexican Mint Plants - Coleus Aromaticus

How to Plant and Grow Mexican Mint Plants - Coleus Aromaticus -- Did you know that coleus aromaticus exists? For gardeners or beginners, coleus aromaticus is a small ornamental plant that is easy to grow and care for. Popular names for the plant include Indian borage and Mexican mint. Is a tropical perennial herb popular in cooking and traditional medicine. The leaves can be added to cooking mixes to add a delicious aroma. You can read the reviews below for more information on the planting:

Coleus aromaticus information


This lamiaceae family plant is a popular herb with fragrant aromas like basil, mint leaves, and oregano. The plant is fleshy and juicy, fragrant, and has a mint flavor. It has a circle of small pale blue or white flowers. Coleus aromaticus is a Southeast Asian native plant that is widely planter in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. It is highly valued for its medicinal properties, which include respiratory tract diseases, fever, digestive disorder, and skin disorders.

Coleus aromaticus cultivation


You'll need seeds from the best nurseries for this coleus drink. 
- Use a 6  inch container with drains on the bottom. Fill pots with well-drained potting mix.
- Sow the seeds 1.4 inch deep into the potting mix and cover with soft soil, watering to keep the soil moist.
- For indirect sunlight, place on a warm, bright location. Temperature between 20 - 30 degrees Celsius are ideal for sprouts.
- Allow the seeds to grow once they have sprouted

Requirements for growing coleus aromaticus



Coleus aromaticus prefers indirect bright light and gets about 6 hours of sunlight per day. However, it must be stored in a shaded area that is not exposed to direct sunlight. Do not  give too much afternoon sun because it can burn.



To produce the best result, coleus aromaticus requires a light soil with good drainage and a lot of organic matter. Use a slightly acidic to neutral medium with a pH of 6 - 7 mix compost fertilizer for all types of planting.



Another important aspect is regular watering to keep the soil of coleus aromaticus moits, however, excessive watering can cause wilting.



Coleus aromaticus prefers warm temperatures ranging from 20 to 34 degrees Celsius and will not tolerate freezing or cold temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius.

Plant care for coleus aromaticus


Every 3 - 5 weeks, apply liquid fertilizer that has been balanced to hal its strength. Excessive fertilization will kill the plant. Use a slow-release granular fertilizer as well, and make sure to follow the directions.

Understand the pests and disease that can harm coleus aromaticus. One of them is a mealybug, worm, and side rang. Use a commercial insecticide or a plant spray made of water and dish soap. 

Overhead watering should be avoided because it can cause disease such as spotting and fungal infections. Spray fungicide on infected plant leaves.

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